Kawagoe, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kawagoe, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kawagoe, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kawagoe, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Kawagoe, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kawagoe, Japan by month

January

January in Kawagoe can be very chilly and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

In February, Kawagoe can be brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

If you vacation in Kawagoe during March, you are likely to find that it can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

April

April in Kawagoe is cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you are traveling to Kawagoe in May, you will notice that it is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in Kawagoe is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you are traveling to Kawagoe in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

August

If you are traveling to Kawagoe in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

September

Traveling to Kawagoe in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

In October, Kawagoe is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

In November, Kawagoe is cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat

December

December in Kawagoe is cold and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kawagoe, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kawagoe, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Kawagoe
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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